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Re: Aitman of Lousiana
In Response To: Aitman of Lousiana ()
What other information do you have (if any)?
Did you find him in Census records?
Did you find a death certificate?
Did you get his daughter's death record? Does it have any more information? Amelia was born ca 1860, and died in 1928 (St. Landry).
What about other 'Atemans'? You may have to trace them through census and marriage records. The surname is somewhat different, which will make it easier to research. However, the possible spellings may prove time consuming (also try Achman, Aikman, Agman, Acmain, Augman, Adman, etc.). Still, worth the effort.
A Ned Ateman also married in St. Landry (1875: Opelousas #8412).
In 1900 (Washington, LA), Valmont and Amelie Larose were living near (enumerated next to) Wash? Aitman (78) and wife Mary (48). Mary had four living children. This would imply that Wash/Watley? was born ca 1822. Could be related?
In 1880, Wash? and Mary ATMAN were living 'near' Valmon and Amelia. THIS time, Wash is listed as a 38 year old male - not much older than Amelia (30). There were three children in the household: Jimmy, Harrison, and Harriet - ranging in age from 13 to 7.
Sidenote: Also enumerated next to Valmont in 1900 was a Robert Shield and wife, Rachel. Living in the household was a 13 year old, 'Martha LaRose', Sister-in-Law.
I could not find Mary and "Wash" in 1870 ST. Landry, but I found a very interesting 'Watson YEATMAN', 46 year old, born in KY. Could this be yet another spelling for 'ATEMAN'. Remember, the 'Y' was mostly silent for people with a french accent.